Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. CD-Action
    Apr 17, 2020
    80
    The narrative part of this ‘stealth Darkest Dungeon’ is a pleasant surprise – with strong characters, a dark Victorian western vibe and lots of references to Lovecraft’s works. [05/2020, p.84]
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    75
    Alder's Blood is a tactical-strategy RPG with an incredibly rich story that will have you hooked from the tutorial. Where it lacks a little excitement in combat, it definitely makes up for it with the narrative twists and turns that grab at your collar and refuse to let go. The world of Alder's Blood is dark and unforgiving, but it promises a unique challenge that gives you a sense of accomplishment when you finally emerge on the other side.
  3. Apr 13, 2020
    70
    Alder's Blood is a functional game, beautiful, but not exceptionally exciting. On one hand, the game looks great and the writing, while clunky, can inspire a bit of wonder. The gameplay is, however, lacking, as you don’t get too attached to your Hunters, and you don’t do much hunting.
  4. May 20, 2020
    50
    A stealth game that cannot provide a satisfying stealth experience. A fighting game that won’t let you fight. The only thing worth your time is the dark story, but you’ll have to suffer in order to see the ending.
  5. 40
    The development team behind Alder’s Blood has clearly put a lot of thought into crafting a striking experience, and while the game has style and an engaging core gameplay loop, it’s also so shaky and unpolished we find it hard to recommend.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 15, 2020
    5
    Not mine but 'Great art that pulls attention away from some really horrid design choices.'
    The publisher (No gravity games) changed its name,
    Not mine but 'Great art that pulls attention away from some really horrid design choices.'
    The publisher (No gravity games) changed its name, it was Fat Dog Games. I honestly don't know why and I don't want to know. Bought the game for art and couldn't refund (3 hrs played). Not worth my money.
    After playing it I assumed that I bought next Early Access game but no, the game is not in Early Access, don't make my mistake, buy it only for -70% price, it will happen soon.
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  2. Apr 19, 2020
    9
    Overall pretty damn good, I hope the devs will expand it and make it even better!
  3. Apr 19, 2020
    8
    Interesting game with good story and nice graphics. Bloodborne and HP Lovecraft fans will feel right at home with this game. Would buy again.